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Welcome!

Welcome to the GO Outdoors Awards for 2017 where we celebrate the very best of the great outdoors.

Its awards season time where you – the British public – get a chance to vote for your favourite outdoor brand, product and blogger. If you’d like to take part in this year’s voting, please choose from the list below.


Best Outdoor Brand Voted by GO Customers & Staff

Which outdoor brand have released some fantastic products this year in your opinion? Which has been your favourite brand to follow? This is an open public vote where you can suggest your favourite outdoor brand over the last 12 months.

Best Blog Voted by GO Outdoors Customers

The winning blog will receive a £200 GO Outdoors Voucher



The nominees are:

CAMPING WITH STYLE

Shell runs 'Camping With Style' and after suffering an accident while snowboarding in 2014 has been determined not to let her love of the great outdoors dwindle. She loves the UK countryside and is especially focused on sharing ways for people with handicaps and disabilities to get out and about and explore.

Shell says on her blog, "I want the blog to encourage people, particularly those living with long term disability and chronic pain, to find new ways to explore the outdoors."

Our favourite post: The secret to happy camping: How to stay warm in your tent!

THE HELPFUL HIKER

Lauren runs 'The Helpful Hiker' which is a fantastic blog full of family friendly tips and advice to help everyone get out and enjoy all that Britain has to offer.

Lauren says on her blog, "Put simply, the ethos behind The Helpful Hiker is that it's easy for anyone and everyone to enjoy the outdoors. You don't need to spend a lot of money and you don't need lots of expensive equipment."

Our favourite post: Thor's Cave and Wetton Walk

GET OUT WITH THE KIDS

Shell, Gav & Lucy are the lovely folks behind ‘Get Out With The Kids' which as you can imagine is a great blog giving parents all kinds of useful family friendly camping tips & tricks to keep the whole family happy when out exploring the big outdoors.

Their about us page says "It was important to them that their kids would experience the outdoors and what the world had to offer... but it soon became clear that doing things with babies and small children would require a very different approach."

Our favourite post: Campfire Stories for Kids

VIEWS FROM AN URBAN LAKE

Ashley who runs 'Views From an Urban Lake' first created it as a wildlife blog however it has become so popular that expanding out into other outdoor topics was inevitable! Ashley has had a keen focus on bird watching and roams The Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve in Milton Keynes, snapping stunning photos as he goes along.

Ashley says on his blog, "I love Dragonflies, Moths are a huge passion, Butterflies and other insects also interest me, basically if it walks, swims or flies in the wild I want to see it."

Our favourite post: 15 Top Summer Holiday Wildlife Ideas for Kids

MUNRO MOONWALKER

Alan who runs 'Munro Moonwalker' isn't just your average mountaineer, he likes to tackle the cold, hard going peaks at night! Alan has climbed all 3000 ft peaks in England, Ireland & Wales and usually does each climb just before sunrise so his photos are spectacular.

Not only is Alan a blogger but he is also an author of several books including "A Mountain Before Breakfast" published in 2016.

Our favourite post: A Day of Autumn Calm on Mighty Meagaidh

CAIRNGORM WANDERER

Neil runs 'Cairngorm Wanderer' and has been exploring this stunning area of Scotland for over 50 years! He is a keen walker and climber and his blog is a wealth of information, tips & advice for others who would like to discover all the Cairngorms has to offer.

Neil says on his blog that he "has visited other mountains, but the Cairngorms are 'home', whether staying in a bothy, a tent, or under the sky."

Our favourite post: Cairngorm Bothies and How to Use Them

THE OUTDOOR DAD

'The Outdoor Dad' is Oli who recently became a father and is keen to share his love of the outdoors with his son. Oli's blog, which is also a fairly recent edition to the outdoor blogging community; follows a sincere traditional style of writing with the sole purpose of sharing that day's adventure.

Oli says on his blog, "I want Sonny to have a childhood filled with adventure, excitement and exploration."

Our favourite post: 7 Simple Ways to Get Toddlers Outdoors

PAUL KIRTLEY'S BLOG

Paul is no stranger to the outdoors, being a professional bushcraft instructor he now owns and runs Frontier Bushcraft, a bushcraft school teaching people about wildlife, nature and survivalist skills.

Paul says on his blog, "There's always more to learn; it's massively humbling how little one person really knows about the natural world"

Our favourite post: A Personal Wilderness First Aid Kit: What to Include?

SPLODZ BLOGZ

Zoe started 'Splodz Blogz' back in 2010 as a way to keep track of her bucket list. Over the years the blog has grown into a great outdoor blog full of excellent tips, advice and ideas for everyone (no matter their age) to get out and about, be it on a motorbike or in hiking boots!

Zoe says on her blog, "I rather like the niche I've found as an "Outdoor Blogger", writing primarily about getting outside, my bucket list, and travel and adventure at home and away."

Our favourite post: Center Parcs Elveden Hints and Tips

Best Clothing Product 2017 (Voted by GO Outdoors Staff)

Best Footwear Product 2017 (voted by GO staff)

Best Camping Product 2017 (voted by GO staff)

Best Cycling Product 2017 (voted by GO staff)

Best Rucksack 2017 (voted by GO staff)

Outdoor Gadget of the Year 2017 (voted by GO staff)

TERMS & CONDITIONS

• Voting opens 23rd October 2017 and closes 10th Nov 2017, any votes cast after this date will not count.
• Results of the public vote will be gathered via the poll provided above
• Results of the GO staff vote will be gathered via a similar poll completed by GO store & head office staff
• 1 vote per person
• Winning Blogger will receive £200 in GO Outdoors vouchers (an online voucher)
• Winners will be announced 17th Nov